A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of South Asia, defined as including Afghanistan, India, the Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and related borderlands and island groups; and including the study of migration patterns and overseas diasporas.
For all the 21 degrees awarded in South Asian Studies per year, the majority of them are Masters degree. Of the 3 students graduating with degrees at the Bachelors degree level in the US, 33% percent identify as women and 67% percent identify as men. Though students at schools all over the country study South Asian Studies, Wisconsin has the most graduates. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in South Asian Studies is $42,750.
The top ranked schools for South Asian Studies majors include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Pennsylvania and the with 2 students graduating with a degree in South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Learn more about college options in the table below.